January 2016: This action was dismissed When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled., the reasons for which have not been disclosed.

December 2014: This case was stayed pending a nationwide settlement in another related case, Bezdek v. Vibram.

July 2012: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Vibram regarding its marketing of Five Fingers footwear.  The complaint alleges that the company’s “health benefit claims are false and deceptive because FiveFingers are not proven to provide any of the health benefits beyond what conventional running shoes provide….  Indeed, running in FiveFingers may increase injury risk as compared to running in conventional running shoes, and even when compared to barefoot running.”  (Safavi v. Vibram USA, Inc., et al., Case No. 12-cv-5900, C.D.Ca.)

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December 2015: The First Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the District Court’s approval of the settlement. February 2015: Three objectors filed Notices of Appeal regarding the approval of the settlement.…

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